Friday, October 22, 2010

Judith Anne Sullivan installed as dean of Philadelphia Cathedral

From ELO-

The Rev. Judith Anne Sullivan, a former corporate marketing executive with the Institute of Scientific Information (now part of Thomson Reuters), was installed on Oct. 17 as the fourth dean of Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.

Sullivan succeeds the Very Rev. Richard Giles, who was dean of the cathedral from 1999-2009. The Rev. Lloyd Casson has since served as interim dean.

Sullivan most recently served as associate rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She was a canon residentiary of Philadelphia Cathedral from 2004 to 2007.

Ordained in 2004, Sullivan is a graduate of Wellesley College in Massachusetts and of General Theological Seminary in New York.

Prior to her ordination, she directed organizations serving children in Philadelphia public schools, including the Sponsor-A-Scholar program, which she replicated in 16 cities.

Pennsylvania Bishop Charles Bennison spoke at the installation ceremony, urging Sullivan to keep the doors of the cathedral wide open and "make this a cathedral of faith," according to a press release from Ceisler Media.

Sullivan and her husband, Gil Rosenthal, live in Chestnut Hill. They have two grown daughters.

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